Posted on 2:39pm Saturday 7th December 2013
I'm sure by now we've all heard about the free parking on Sundays in the city centre. I'm sure we've also all heard about how it's not really free because actually the city council are just giving Wiltshire Council the money they would be losing out on if they actually did make it free. From our taxes.
Posted on 7:53pm Thursday 5th December 2013
On a Thursday, I do book keeping work for the Strawberry Fox in the Cross Keys. It's a very old building, and as well as being difficult to heat, it also has very strange accoustics. So even though I'm not on the shop floor, and the door between the shop and the back office is usually closed, I can clearly hear most of what goes on in the shop.
Posted on 9:16pm Wednesday 20th November 2013
I spent an hour in Wiltshire Council’s offices earlier this week. I claim Housing Benefit, and that means that every month I have to go in and provide proof of my earnings and child care costs. I don’t begrudge doing this; I understand that if you want to receive a benefit you have to prove you need it. (I'd love it if it took less than an hour each time though!)
Posted on 10:21pm Tuesday 12th November 2013
I have a bit of a problem with Costa... by which I mean that I go in there so regularly, the staff now look at me and say "you usual?" and I get embarrassed and think to myself I really shouldn't drink so much coffee.
Posted on 11:30am Monday 4th November 2013
Prepare yourselves readers, I fear this one will end up being a bit of a rant.
Posted on 8:30am Wednesday 25th September 2013
JK Rowling was in the news last week because she wrote an article for Gingerbread about being a single parent, and saying she's more proud of her time as a single parent than anything else in her life.
Posted on 9:40pm Monday 9th September 2013
So, Salisbury Bus Station has been sold, and it will close in the new year.
Posted on 9:24pm Monday 26th August 2013
Fifteen years ago when I was 16 and had taken my GCSEs, I went to Salisbury College, as it was then called. I took A Levels, like most other people my age did, and my English and Communication Studies classes were so full we often ran out of chairs and desks. Granted, my History class only had seven people in it, but most other classes were well subscribed. Salisbury College was just where you went, if you didn’t go to sixth form.
Posted on 8:10pm Wednesday 21st August 2013
Last week in the Journal, Annie Riddle wrote a column about Queen Elizabeth Gardens. There was also a letter in the Postbag; both writers seem disappointed in the improvements that have been made to the gardens, especially with the new paths.